With the first two rounds of the 2021 Short Track Draft presented by Ryno Classifieds in the books, we turn our focus to the third round.  In this round, we announce the rest of the drivers who made the top 51 picks as determined by the large group of industry experts who voted in this […]

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fter much anticipation and excitement, the top 10 picks in the 2021 Speed51 Short Track Draft presented by Ryno Classifieds were announced Wednesday night on Speed51.TV and the Speed51 Facebook page presented by Five Star Race Car Bodies.  These are the top prospects in the short track racing world for the year, as determined by […]

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Pick #1 – Derek Griffith Age: 24 Hometown: Hudson, NH Series/Division: Late Models / ARCA Twitter: @DerekGriffith12 Last Year’s Pick: 3rd   Talent is something that many athletes are born with, but it’s also something that can be developed through hard work and perseverance. Derek Griffith is a testament to that.    Griffith was not […]

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he top 10 picks in the 2021 Speed51 Short Track Draft presented by RYNO will be announced Wednesday, May 12 at 7 p.m. ET.  Several top NASCAR stars will be part of Wednesday’s broadcast as the top selections in this year’s draft are revealed.   Several standouts from the racing world will join Speed51 in […]

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ack in 2010, Stephen Nasse was just shy of his 15th birthday when he was named the 24th pick of the Speed51 Short Track Draft.  Since then, he has become a mainstay on the draft boards, entering his final season of Short Track Draft eligibility in 2021.  Another 14-year-old, Chase Elliott, was the top pick […]

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Prior to the 2010 Short Track Draft on Speed51, you could have bet the farm that a 14-year-old from Dawsonville, Georgia would be selected as the number-one pick.  And you would have been correct.  That year, current NASCAR Cup Series star Chase Elliott become the youngest top selection in Short Track Draft history.   Leading […]

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This weekend, hundreds of football players who have trained their entire lives will have their dreams fulfilled as they are announced as draft picks in the National Football League. Similarly, Speed51 will be announcing the selections for its annual Short Track Draft starting next Thursday.   The 2020 Short Track Draft will begin with a first-ever […]

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Each year, Speed51 hosts the Short Track Draft, evaluating the top short track racing prospects in North America and determining who is the number-one pick each spring.  More than 100 industry experts will submit their ballots in the coming days, sharing the young racers they would choose to build a race team around.   Several […]

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The Short Track Draft has become a spring tradition at Speed51, as a panel of industry experts breaks down the brightest young stars in racing and evaluates their ability to reach the upper levels of NASCAR.  For the first time in its 17-year existence, the Short Track Draft Selection Show will be streamed live on […]

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Since 2004, Speed51 has hosted the Short Track Draft.  The Short Track Draft has annually crowned the top prospects in short track racing across North America, and some of the biggest stars in NASCAR started their careers as top draft picks.   We now take a look at the history of the number-one pick in […]

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